Is this really happening???! I am turning into a yogi? I think I have finally found my match: audio yoga. I really like that they have to be very descriptive about each pose because there’s no visual. Subtle descriptions – like shifting your weight forward to your toes during rag doll pose – have made all the difference in making yoga click for me. I also LOVE that I can do a session at literally the drop of a hat with no planning, no mat, no attire. It’s just me, my computer and the carpet on my floor. I don’t have to drive to a studio, own a mat, or force myself to do it when I am not in the mood because that’s when the class is offered.
Since I started practicing (I HATE that term!!!!) 2 weeks ago I have just now started to notice a difference in my body. At the gym the other day, my arms looked surprisingly toned after a week of vacation. Could it be the yoga? I also felt a lot more flexible after my workout. I am seeing small changes, but noticeable changes. I did not start doing yoga to change my body or get a workout; I started doing it because it felt good to stretch. But I am pleasantly surprised to see some of the benefits we all hear about coming to fruition.
Needless to say, I started to day with Gentle Hatha Yoga I – 30 Min, which I downloaded when the sessions were 50% off last week. I really like Jackie’s voice (so many yoga instructors can be annoying and/or corny) but my very favorite part is when the music changes right before Savasana. It sounds like a movie theme and makes me feel really happy.
I had already starting drooling over a bowl of pumpkin oats before I even finished yoga!
- 1/3 cup oats, 1% milk, water, pinch salt, half medium banana
- 2 tbsp wheatberries
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, heated in bowl and stirred in at end
- 1 tbsp pumpkin butter
- Sprinkle coconut butter
- Generous spoonful Barney Butter
A new kind of coffee from World Market –
I am very unhappy with the forecast. We haven’t had a good day of sunshine in ages!
Off to do fun things!!!